Solar-powered eye-sensor provides new hope for glaucoma patients
Glaucoma patients have oodles of troubles with their eyesight, owing to damage caused to their optic nerves that ultimately causes vision loss. However, all hope isn’t lost, not with solar energy and nanotechnology being so prevalent today! The solar-powered eye sensor design we came across could be the next best way to reinitiate a patient’s eye-sight. These little devices measure the size of a cubic millimeter and are capable of taking in measurements every 15 minutes while uploading the readings daily via 400MHz and 900MHz frequencies. The device uses an antenna of 47 microwatts and transmits signals with the pulse of the capacitor.
The device works for a good 28 days on a single charge before needing to be plugged in and charged for another 10 hours, juicing it till the brim!